At the Warner Bros. Discovery Upfront today, AEW and Warner officially announced AEW: Collision.
The weekly show will premiere on Saturday, June 17th and will air from 8-10 PM ET on TNT.
It was noted that AEW: Collision will feature such stars as Miro, Samoa Joe, Thunder Rosa, Powerhouse Hobbs and Andrade El Idolo. Andrade was suspended last year after a backstage altercation with Sammy Guevara.
“We’re doubling-down on wrestling with ‘AEW: Collision,’ which gives fans two more hours every week,” said Jason Sarlanis, President, Turner Networks, ID and HLN, linear & streaming. ‘
“AEW’s roster of talent has expanded so quickly that we felt it needed another night to bring our audience the epic rivalries, unforgettable matches and stars they love to watch. Adding ‘Collision’ to our programming mix on TNT will allow us to satisfy the massive demand we’ve felt from our hardcore fanbase and be the ultimate complement to ‘AEW: Dynamite’ on TBS,” he continued.
“With the addition of ‘AEW: Collision’ on TNT, I’m extremely proud that a Turner network will be the home of Saturday night wrestling for the first time in more than two decades,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “The debut of ‘Collision’ is significant across numerous sectors including television, wrestling, entertainment and sports, and reinforces AEW as the bold property we envisioned when we launched in 2019. ‘Collision’ will deliver live every Saturday night more of what fans and viewers tell us they want – athleticism, big personalities, exciting storylines and hard-hitting wrestling action, all of which have become synonymous with AEW.”
It should be noted that CM Punk was not mentioned in the announcement. AEW: Collision will also feature a roster split for AEW. It has been rumoured that CM Punk will be returning to AEW at the Collision premiere and it will be held at United Center in Chicago.
It was also announced that AEW All Access, the AEW reality show, will be switching to the new streaming platform Max starting on June 9th.